Warrant Officer Orientation Course (WOOC) Evaluation
ARMY AVIATION CENTER AND FORT RUCKER AL DIRECTORATE OF EVALUATION AND STANDARDIZATION
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1. BACKGROUND The purpose of the Warrant Officer Course is To provide newly appointed warrant officers with information concerning social and military customs, traditions, and responsibilities of a warrant officer, and instruction in the basic military arts which will facilitate his adjustment to officer status. The POI was developed by the USAAVNC. It is two weeks in length. The first class commenced in March 1981. PROBLEM In May 81, the Commander, USAAVNC, was notified of possible shortcomings in the POI, notably insufficient time. 3. PURPOSE Determine if training materials, instruction, and time available for the course are adequate. 4. MAJOR FINDINGS a. Development of tasks, objectives, and training materials was adequate. b. Training materials and instruction are adequate and consistent with objectives. c. Critiques and questionnaires completed by students gave the following feedback 1 Overall opinion of course content, coverage, training materials, and instruction was good. 2 They wanted more instruction in warrant officer professional development classes aimed toward making a smoother transition from enlisted status and less duplication of classes in managementleadershipbasic military subjects taught to them as enlisted personnel. 3 Presentation of some subjects is more detailed than required for orientation purposes. d. Course length is adequate and should remain at two weeks with classes scheduled for a full eight- hour day.
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